Long Read

actionism in russia: Anatoly Osmalovsky, Necesiudik's Journey to Brombdingnag Land, 1993, Moscow, Russia. Contemporary Art

Why Political Actionism Is So Popular in Russia

The sources of Russian political actionism are in the unofficial art of the 1960s. Nonconformism emerged in a country where kitschy socialist realism...

Diana Sadretdinova 7 March 2022

Spike Blackhurst, Love, 2021 Bizarre

Vile Bodies? Anatomy in Art

A deep dive into the work of artists who turn to the human body and anatomy for inspiration. Here we reveal flesh and blood art!

Candy Bedworth 7 March 2022

Renaissance

Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo, the Warrior Pope and God’s Bottom

No, I am not indulging in casual profanity, in this painting, we are actually looking at God’s bare bottom and it graces the ceiling of the...

Guest Profile 6 March 2022

Museum Stories

Her Life and Her Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner

The story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its founder before the robbery in 1990.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 4 March 2022

European Art

Helene Kröller-Müller: Life Between Love and Art

The Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands holds the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. Furthermore, there are masterpieces by...

Marija Canjuga 4 March 2022

Literature

The Snow Queen – Book Illustrations

The Snow Queen is one of the most beautiful winter tales. Originally published on December 21st, 1844, it is Hans Christian Andersen’s longest...

Errika Gerakiti 2 March 2022

Women Artists

5 Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

Why have there been no great women artists? It continues to be a question that pops up all too often. The response can be succinctly summarized like...

Anastasia Tsaleza 1 March 2022

Women Artists

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? 50 Years Later

The well-known essay Why have there been no great women artists by Linda Nochlin was originally published in ARTnews in January 1971. It is an essay...

Errika Gerakiti 1 March 2022

Renaissance

The Fantasy World of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Portraits

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was the King of Mannerism. If you see a human portrait made of plants, vegetables, books, animals and generally speaking, stuff...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 February 2022

Women Artists

Miné Okubo and Citizen 13660

During World War II thousands of United States citizens of Japanese ancestry were forcibly placed in concentration camps. These decisions were taken...

Lauren Kraut 26 February 2022

Nona Faustine, ‘Dorothy Angola, Stay Free, In Land Of The Blacks’, Minetta Lane, Village, NYC, 2021, from White Shoes (MACK, 2021). Courtesy the artist and MACK. Review

In Their Shoes: Nona Faustine’s White Shoes

The recent release of White Shoes: Nona Faustine makes the decade-long complete series of photographs by Brooklyn-based artist Nona...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 February 2022

Contemporary Art

Viennese Actionism: Between the Bestial and the Sublime

Naked bodies, violence, and destructive art. The term Viennese Actionism refers to a radical and explicit form of performance art that developed in...

Rafal Skolimowski 21 February 2022